Powell County escapee back behind bars

An inmate who escaped from the Powell County Jail is now back behind bars.

Police captured 33-year-old Jason Taulbee in Montgomery County Tuesday night. Taulbee escaped from the Powell County Jail Monday afternoon by climbing through a ceiling panel and working his way up to the roof. He has family in Montgomery and Menifee Counties, and that's where officers focused their initial searches. A tip to the Mount Sterling Police Department Tuesday evening led police to a home on Estill Terrace. Jailer Eric Jones says when police arrived, Taulbee tried to run, but didn't make it very far.

"I got a great staff here at Montgomery County Regional Jail. They handle everything perfectly. It was handled before I got here, but I just wanted to ensure that everything was handled, and we have taken extra security measures and everything precaution to make sure there's no further incident," said Jailer Jones.

This escape is not Taulbee's first. He escaped from jail in 1997 and again in 2004.


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